Edward Vacek, S.J.

The Reverend Stephen J. Duffy Chair in Catholic Studies

Office Location
401 Bobet Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
Department of Religious Studies
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 81
New Orleans, LA 70118-6195
Direct Phone
(504) 865-3942
E-mail Address


Ph.D., Philosophy, Northwestern University; M.A., Philosophy and Letters, St. Louis University; M.Div., Weston School of Theology

Short Bio

Edward Vacek, S.J., holds a License in Sacred Theology from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Doctorate in Philosophy from Northwestern University. He came to Weston Jesuit School of Theology in 1981, which in 2008 became the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.  He currently holds the Stephen Duffy Chair in Systematic Theology at Loyola University New Orleans.

He has contributed over sixty articles to various popular and scholarly journals and books, and he is the author of the book entitled Love, Human and Divine. He has given numerous talks to popular and professional audiences.


He teaches moral theology, with special interests in emotions and ethical theory, as well as sexual, business, and biomedical ethics.

Courses Taught

  • Christian Ethics
  • Christian Love

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